The discovery of mass graves of 215 indigenous children in Kamloops, British Columbia has shocked the world . This highlights the stark violence that has been inflicted upon the indigenous communities through hundreds of years of colonialism on the indigenous communities in North and South America, Australia and New Zealand. These are not events of the distant past but have happened within living memory and with adverse effects continuing upon the indigenous people in Canada.
Since May 12, in Silger village in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district, thousands of Adivasi locals were protesting against the newly built CRPF camp in what was previously a jungle on the border of Bijapur and Sukma districts. But on May 17, state forces (police and paramilitary CRPF) openly fired at the Adivasi protestors at the campsite leading to the death of three people. A pregnant woman succumbed to her injuries five days later.